For their Spring 2016 season, the English Touring Opera will revive this seldom performed gem, under the direction of James Conway. Soprano Elena Xanthoudakis (the Metopolian Opera’s Rigoletto) will perform as the virtuous heroine against the Brazilian tenor Luciano Botelho. Grant Doyle and Catherine Carby, who also star in the same season’s Iphigénie en Tauride, will join them as Nello and Rodrigo respectively. For devotees of romantic Italian opera, this will be a must see.
Founded by the Arts Council in 1979, the English Touring Opera has a mission of spreading opera outside the capital and to audiences that would not normally be able to experience it. Twice a year, they embark on a tour that takes in venues across the country. With a mixture of established repertoire classics and more obscure gems, they are treasured for their inventiveness, community participation and habit of discovering new stars. In 2014, they won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for King Priam and Paul Bunyan.
|What||Pia de' Tolomei, Hackney Empire|
|Where||Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bethnal Green (underground)|
On 10 Mar 16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Hackney Empire|